Thursday, October 21, 2010

Yea!!!!!! I finally got this picture uploaded!!!!! The Sandy River Grange is closing so they offered this wonderful Round Oak Wood Stove to me to use in the barn. She is about 9 feet tall and I am going to have her decorative trim re-nickeled. I am so happy to give this stove a home. She will continue to warm Mercer residents. The stove has stood in the Sandy River Grange for decades. I can remember seeing it when I was young and attending a Grange dinner. I have always loved this stove and I can't wait to build a fire. Mike is putting up the chimney today.

The siding is "vinyl and final". I wanted to put up would to preserve the heritage of the barn, BUT it was more expensive and it would require upkeep in several years. So the final choice was a medium grade barn red vinyl. It matches the metal roof on the farmhouse next door so I like it. Now my barn is standing on her own four legs wearing a brand new red dress.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Kenny helped me put up these cedar shingles. It is a lot of fun to do and makes the barn smell so good. The whole front half of the barn will be shingles inside. The rest of the barn will have barn boards and sheet rock with the beams exposed.